20 Essay Contest Winners Announced

OIST is happy to announce the results of the 2011 Essay Contest.

In December of 2010, OIST issued a challenge to science students living in Japan: write an essay in English about the effectiveness of "a multidisciplinary approach to solving complicated problems in science and technology today". Forty-six undergraduate and graduate students submitted essays of around 500 words, and out of these thought-provoking submissions, researchers and principal investigators at OIST chose twenty winners.

The prize is an invitation to the “Sun, Sea, and Science Student Workshop,” where they will spend March 14th to 18th in Okinawa working with, learning from, and getting to know some of the world's most promising researchers. Students will learn by example and through direct instruction what kind of skills and qualities are needed to become a world-class scientist.

The OIST academic staff is collaborating with principal investigators and their teams to create a truly transformative experience for participants, giving them the opportunity to collaborate on difficult problems under the guidance of some of today's most influential thinkers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Onna-son, participants will have the rare opportunity to experience the challenges and excitement of working as professional researchers in a truly international, interdisciplinary scientific environment.

The administration and research staff of OIST looks forward to hosting these promising young minds and making this a memorable event for all of those involved.

2011 OIST Essay Contest Winners List

Name (alphabetical order) Affiliation
First Middle Last
Dulguun   Amgalan University of Tokyo
Kaname   Fukuoka Hokkaido University
Hiroaki   Hamada Waseda University
Kohma   Hayashi Tokyo University of Science
Natsumi   Homma Nagoya City University
Siriluk   Khuntaponbumrung Tokai University
Yoshiki   Koizumi Kyushu University
Masahiro   Kuramochi Ibaraki University
Zilu   Liang University of Tokyo
Mariko   Matsuura Tokyo Metropolitan University
Akinori   Mitani University of Tokyo
Tomoyuki   Murano University of Tokyo
Arisa   Oda University of Tokyo
Chihiro   Ohyama Doshisha University
Liew Seng Pei University of Tokyo
Chandra Ram Poudel Toyohashi University of Technology
Yuki   Shindo Keio University
Ryota   Yamanaka King's College London
Keisuke   Yoshida Shinshu University
Naoto   Yoshida NAIST


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